Acts 15:1-2,22-29; Psalm 67:2-3,5-6,8; Revelation 21:10-14,22-23; John 14:23-29
There is a story told about the Apostle John, the one who wrote: “God is Love.” In the evening of his long life, he would sit for hours with his younger disciples gathered at his feet. One day, one of his disciples complained: “John, you always talk about love, God’s love for us, and our love for one another. Why don’t you tell us about something else besides love?”
The beloved disciple who once, as a youth, laid his head over the Lord’s heart is said to have replied: “Because there is nothing else, just love … love … love.”
Love is the only way to our true human destiny — and to the foot of the Cross — and to the altar of God, who is Love.
Today’s Gospel Reading contains a portion of Jesus’ “Farewell Discourses.” It begins with a call for obedience and ends with the teaching that to Love God is to be obedient to His word.
Jesus already has made…